The title of the exhibition is a term coined by John Cage to describe the equivalent of silence in the visual arts. Emptiness and silence as an experience of seeing and feeling are explored by the 75 international artists in the exhibition through the wide range of meaning of the colour white.
Raimund Girke was a pioneer of analytical painting and the predominance of the colour white represents the essential constant in his oeuvre. From the end of the 1950s onwards, it dominated all other colours in his paintings and reached an extremely multi-faceted expression.
In his 'Überspannungen' from the 1960s, Bernd Koberling painted different parts of a motif in dispersion on two individual layers of stretched nettle that were later superimposed and merged into one image under a third layer of plastic foil or glass.